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Designing your book cover for free.

Hey writers, how are you today?
As you may know I am all in helping authors to grow their platforms, in fact, as a lot of you know I am hosting some king of monthly giveaway in witch I help you promoting your book by reviewing it on this blog and suggesting it to some of my friends and to people that I think may love it, and if the book is so good it will have a permanent spot under my posts and a direct link to the purchase. 
Today I am offering an opportunity to all authors that haven't published their work yet and need some help in creating the cover. 
I have created my own cover for my first book, The last beat, because after I had payed a graphic designer he just got the money and never delivered the work, after I have told him that he was going to get sued he gave me my money back, so I am having a kind of hard time in trusting people on the internet again. 
This is why I am offering to you the possibility to have a free cover designed by me because after I got dropped by m…

Books from new authors that I will be reading this month.

As I told you in a previous article that you can find right here I have decided to start a new blog series that's called "It's your time to shine" where I buy and read some of new authors and debut novels to help out authors that don't know how to promote their book. 
In fact if I will think that the book is too good to be true it will be linked and have a permanent spot at the end of all my blog posts. Everything that you need to know to enter is in the article liked up. 
So the books for this month are three because I have a lot of other books to read for school and just a little bit of time: 


This are the books that I have decided to read for this month and at the end of it or the first days of April there will be the review.  The generes that I am into in this period are romance and Dystopians so I have tried to mix them all, I have decided to get this ones because I think that the concept behind them is something that I have never heard of and I can't w…

This is your time to shine - for all the authors that need to market their novel - FREE

In Italy the government gives every person who turns 18 a bonus of 500€ to spend on book. Since I want to improve my English and to help people I have thought about buying self published authors and traditional published novels but of new writers to help them be recognized and promote their work if it is good.  All you need to do is write to me an email at readtosurvive.blog@gmail.com telling me about your book, what is the story and all you want and follow me on Twitter or/and Instagram (3.1k followers) I will select 5 books a month to buy and review, if your book is too good to be true it will be suggested to my blogger friends and it will get a permanent spot under all my articles with a direct link to buy it.  At the beginning of the month I will announce on the blog who the winners are and I will announce when to expect the review.
(Obviously understand that some months I can buy 2 books instead of 5 because sometimes the bonus doesn't work and sometimes I just don't have…

My writing routine

I have run a pool on Twitter to ask you what kind of article you wanted to read and this is the result.


Today I will be talking about my writing routine, if you have voted for the other articles, don't worry, I will write about them soon, so stay tuned. 
The first thing that I do before starting to write is reading the chapter that I have written the day before or so, so I can remember what was I talking about. Then I put on some music, songs inspire me a lot when I am writing, at the moment while writing I am listening to Another love by Tom Odell, Young Blood by 5SOS and sweater weather by The Neighborhood. I get my planner where I can find all the outlining for the story and I read about the chapter that I will be writing, I change everything that seems off or doesn't make sense and I start.  I usually take a break every five chapters to give a rest to my eyes.  I can write up to 10 chapters per session if I am working on shorts chapters or I am way too inspired and I can w…